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Saw V

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Saw V
Steve Wilkie

Saw V

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
92 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/24/08
performer:
Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell
director:
David Hackl
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
71748, 74703
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C-

Saw V is dead on the table. The franchise, a gross-but-intermittently-clever blechfest that went totally splat about midway through Saw III, now just piles on the graphic torture sequences, but by now every twist of the stomach and the plot feels telegrammed. Even though he ”died” two movies ago, Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) returns, as the saga’s storyline snakes around itself in ever more laughable circles, just to keep generating sequels. Meanwhile, the production values have become so horror-movie shoddy that Saw V has more in common with kitsch like Friday the 13th Part V than the original Saw. C?

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